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Stephen Matthew Sisson of Cooper City, Florida was arrested Sunday after he was accused of leading police on an extremely slow police chase as he drove down the road on two flat tires, news sources report. Sisson, 45, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, having an enhanced DUI reading above .150, running red lights, and for damaging the road surface. A judge set his bail at $10,000. The press did not specify an attorney for Sisson.

According to reports, the incident soon after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. Two Florida Highway Patrol officers initially spotted Sisson’s vehicle at the intersection of Riverland Road and State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale, sources say. The officers noticed Sisson’s vehicle had two flat left tires, so they reportedly turned their cruiser lights on, exited, and walked up to Sission’s car. The officers knocked on the door of Sisson’s Chrysler 300; however, instead of responding, Sisson allegedly drove off.

The FHP officers began pursuing Sisson, sources say. They allegedly observed him treating red lights as stop signs, coming to a stop before going “straight through them,” sources say. As Sisson “continued to drive north at a very slow speed,” a Broward officer joined the FHP in pursuit. One of the authorities must have called backup, because Sisson was finally stopped when police barricaded the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7.

Once police had handcuffed Sisson, they purportedly noted that he reeked of alcohol and seemed tired and disoriented. An officer had Sisson perform field sobriety tests, but the attempt was aborted because “It was clear to me the defendant was highly impaired and that there was a significant risk that the defendant would fall and injure himself if I continued with the other sobriety exercises,” according to a report.

Sisson reportedly told officers that he was on medication for alcoholism, but that he did not know what it was called. It is not clear whether he is seeking any other forms of treatment for his medical issue, or whether he admitted to drinking that night. However, police had Sisson take a Breathalyzer test, which allegedly resulted in readings of .320 and .326.
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Carlos Padron of Miami, Florida was involved in a fatal accident with a pedestrian Thursday, news sources report. Information regarding the victim’s identity was not immediately available following the incident. The victim died at the Jackson Memorial Hospital, sources indicate. Padron was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail. No criminal defense attorney appears to have spoken on Padron’s behalf as of yet.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 7:00 Thursday night at the intersection of Northwest 7th Avenue and 20th Street in Miami. Few details of the crash are available at this time; for instance, it is not known what kind of vehicle Padron was driving, nor is it known whether the victim was crossing the street at a crosswalk the time of the crash. In any case, Padron allegedly hit the victim, who was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center in the Jackson Memorial Hospital. The victim passed away at the hospital, according to the press.
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Lisset Llauro, a Pembroke Pines, Florida mother, was arrested Monday after she was accused of driving to an elementary school to pick up her child while under the influence of alcohol, news sources report. Llauro, 39, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of driving under the influence. A county judge released her from custody on her own recognizance. Reports did not say whether Llauro had hired a lawyer.

According to reports, Llauro is the mother of three children between the ages of 6 and 14. In court after her arrest, a county judge reportedly said, “It looks like you’re picking up your kids while you’re impaired by something and that’s very concerning.” The judge said that the Department of Children and Families would be involved in the case, and that Llauro had to take random alcohol and drug tests, according to the press.

Sources say the incident occurred around 2:40 Monday afternoon at Silver Lakes Elementary School on Southwest 173rd Avenue. Llauro’s 2010 Mercedes-Benz allegedly drove over plastic lane markers and almost crashed into another vehicle. An officer pulled Llauro over and spoke with her; he allegedly noted that she showed signs of impairment, including slurred speech, disorientation, and the inability to stand up straight, reports say.

Llauro reportedly said that she was not sure why she had gone over the car lane markers. She also indicated that she had not taken medication or had any alcoholic beverages, sources indicate. The officer had Llauro conduct a roadside sobriety test, including balance tests and a coordination test involving touching one’s nose with a finger. Llauro was unable to put her finger to her nose, had trouble standing up straight, and had difficulties standing on one foot, sources allege.
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David Hirschenson, a Pembroke Pines, Florida chiropractor, was arrested after he allegedly got illegal access to accident reports and solicited those who had been involved, news sources report. Hirschenson, 55, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on one count of solicitation and 19 counts of obtaining illegal crash reports. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail. So far, no criminal defense attorney appears to have spoken on Hirschenson’s behalf.

Hirschenson has apparently been practicing in South Florida for decades. In 1987, a 28-year-old Hirschenson operated a chiropractic clinic in Davie, Florida, sources say. That year, he was arrested on charges of grand theft in connection to an insurance fraud scheme, sources say. The details of the alleged scheme were not specified in reports. Hirschenson apparently pled guilty to the charges. He participated in a probe conducted by the State Attorney’s office and was allowed to keep his medical license.

According to reports, Hirschenson now has a chiropractic clinic on North University Drive in Pembroke Pines. In order to find patients for the clinic, Hirschenson allegedly used an illegally acquired media credential to get access to accident reports. Hirschenson would then contact those involved in the accidents and offer his services, sources say. An investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud apparently led to the findings, though it is unclear what sparked the investigation.

Based on reports, Hirschenson was only one of three people arrested during this investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud. Miami residents Nester Sanchez and Chakira Vila Puentes were also arrested on accusations that they ran an accident clinic without a license. Sanchez and Puentes made over $353,000 in fraudulent insurance claims from that clinic, sources allege.
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A Sunrise, Florida driver was injured Monday after he reportedly drove into his apartment complex, news sources report. Information regarding the victim’s identity was not immediately available following the incident. He was taken to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries, sources say. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. It is too early to say whether police will file charges.

According to reports, the accident happened around 11:30 Monday morning at the Water Bridge apartment complex, which is located in the 5900 block of De Lago Circle. Reports say the driver lives at the apartment complex. It is unclear whether he was leaving or arriving at home when the crash occurred. The complex has not released a statement on the accident.

While the details surrounding the crash are still somewhat of a mystery, reports say the driver’s SUV collided with the apartment complex. The vehicle got stuck in a hallway, squeezed between a stairwell and an apartment door, sources indicate. It apparently burst into flames after entering the hallway.

Iris Melendez, who lives on the second floor of the complex, reportedly rushed outside when she hear a “big bang” cause by the crash, as did a number of other residents. Neighbors apparently worked to free the man; one bystander used a fire extinguisher to smash the passenger-side window to free him, sources say.

Rescue workers soon arrived, and the driver was taken to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known. It does not appear as though any other residents of the complex were hurt in the crash. The investigation is being carried out by the Sunrise Police Department, sources say. It remains to be seen whether the crash jeopardized the apartment complex’s structural integrity.

Due to the close proximity of roads, parking lots, and buildings, crashes with permanent structures happen on a regular basis. Late last month, a Miami collision ended with a car ricocheting off the side of a tractor-trailer and crashing into a Wendy’s restaurant, sources report. The drivers’ identities were not provided at press time. The results of a police investigation into the incident have not yet been released.
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